Health Resources


Health Canada

Health Canada website with information on Canada’s health system and government priorities

Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
Social policy and planning issues of concern to local communities in Toronto

Medline Plus
U.S. site listing health issues, medication information

Campaign 2000 End Child Poverty in Canada
An annual report card on child poverty in Canada with many useful facts and statistics

Mental Health and Counselling

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health
Wide range of information on substance use and mental health issues

Resources on the issue of violence against women and children

HIV/AIDS Service Organizations

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Support and counselling for 2-spirited people living and affected by HIV/AIDS

Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA)
Support, outreach and education services for African peoples living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Toronto

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Information and support services for people with HIV/AIDS

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP)
Provides HIV/AIDS, sexual health and support services for South Asian communities in Toronto

AIDS and Sexual Health Infoline
Anonymous Infoline that offers counselling and information on AIDS and sexual health concerns

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
Provides safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention
Support and outreach services for Black peoples and LGBT who are living with HIV

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
Canada’s source for accessible, evidence-based information about HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, care, treatment and support

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS through research and analysis, advocacy and litigation, public education and community mobilization

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario
Provides free legal services and public legal education activities for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario

Maggies: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
Counseling, advocacy, and resources for sex workers

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network
A not-for-profit agency funded by the AIDS Bureau of the Ontario. Optimizes the quality of life of people living with HIV in Ontario

People with AIDS Foundation (PWA)
Information and practical support services for people with HIV/AIDS

The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples
HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program for Spanish speaking peoples

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH)
Community Health Centre that provides primary healthcare and programs to Black women and women of colour


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Health Access Project
US based Organization that works with GLBT populations – and those who serve them – across the Commonwealth to respond to needs in a timely and targeted manner

Canadian Cancer Society

Information and support services for people living with cancer

Central Toronto Youth Services Pride and Prejudice Program
Support, resources and counselling for youth

David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community Counselling Program
Short-term counselling for individuals, couples, and families

The 519 Community Centre

Community services and programs

Hassle Free Clinic
Sexual health medical and counselling services

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Support, education and resources for family members

Planned Parenthood of Toronto
Sexual and reproductive health services for youth and women

Toronto Bisexual Network
Peer support and social opportunities for bisexual people


Support groups for lesbians and gay men affected by cancer

Bisexual Resource Center
Education and support for bisexual issues

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Lesbian and gay cancer information and resources

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Information, support and resources

Shout Out Health
General health and wellness information

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
Education, advocacy and research

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) Medical Students of Canada

A national organization dedicated to addressing the issues of GLBT medical students and physicians in Canada

Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network

A constituent group of the American Society on Aging

Lesbian Health Research Centre
Health information from the Lesbian Health Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco

LGBT Health Channel
An LGBT health community

Proud to Quit Smoking
A Vancouver project with LGBTT quit smoking resources

Safer Sex for Bisexuals and Their Partners
A brochure created by Fenway Community Health in Boston
An online magazine of health and fitness for trans people

TransGender Care
Health and medical information about therapies and treatment

LGBT – Youth

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youthline
A toll-free, Ontario-wide, peer-support phone line for LGBT youth

Supporting Our Youth
Community development program of Sherbourne Health Centre designed to support the health and wellbeing of queer and trans spectrum youth around the city

Breast Cancer and Breast Health – Bisexual and Lesbian women

The Mautner Project For Lesbians with Cancer (US)
Offers direct client support services to LGBT people with cancer, and provides health education and training to health care professionals and the community

Wellspring support group for lesbian and bisexual women
Offers psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and informational support to individuals living with cancer

Breast Cancer – General population

Canadian Breast Cancer Network
A survivor-directed, national network of organizations and individuals that addresses concerns of breast cancer survivors and patients through information sharing, education and advocacy

Imaginis – The Breast Health Resource
A resource for information on women’s health and wellness

Ontario Breast Screening Program
Province-wide program that provides breast cancer screening for women at risk for breast cancer

Breast Cancer Care (UK)
Information and resources on breast cancer care

Breast Cancer Organizations

Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
Offers inclusive program of support, education and social interaction for individuals and family members affected by cancer

Willow Breast Cancer Support and Resource Services
Anonymous helpline and resource of information for individuals affected by breast cancer or hereditary cancer

Community-based support centre for cancer patients

Breast Cancer Support Services (Burlington, ON)
Offers free classes and therapies to support well-being of individuals affected by breast cancer support services

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 
Operates a supervised student chiropractic clinic at Sherbourne Health Centre

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Operates a supervised student naturopathic clinic at Sherbourne Health Centre

Housing and Homelessness

The Landlord and Tenant Board – Frequently asked questions about tenant rights and responsibilities
The Landlord and Tenant Board provides information to landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities and helps resolve disputes between landlords and tenants.

City of Toronto – List of Emergency Shelters
This list includes shelters for families, coed adults, women, men, and youth.
If you need access to a shelter, please call 311.

The Centre for Social Justice
An advocacy organization that seeks to strengthen the struggle for social justice